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  • Summary: Eight songs from Swedish electronic-pop duo's discography were rerecorded with their live tour arrangements.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 20, 2014
    85
    It's certainly far more accessible, and much more ingrained in traditional dance and electronic styles, but it still has that unfamiliarity that remains The Knife's trademark.
  2. Jun 20, 2014
    80
    Refreshing in its conciseness and brightness, Shaken Up Versions embraces change even as it unites the different eras of the Dreijers' music.
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    80
    Despite the celebratory atmosphere, the group's air of menace remains intact. [Sep 2014, p.54]
  4. Jun 20, 2014
    73
    Shaken-Up Versions doesn’t threaten replace anything in the Knife’s catalog, but it does highlight the levity that’s always been present in their music.
  5. Jun 20, 2014
    70
    In its own oblique way, Shaken-Up Versions is the sound of The Knife having fun.
  6. Sep 2, 2014
    60
    The result, then, frustratingly enough for fans who wanted something significant in the face of the Knife’s impending dissolution, is neither bad nor terribly essential; nice enough to have, but more a marker of where these still-vital artists were when it stopped being fun than anything more crucial.
  7. 33
    It’s best to approach The Knife’s Shaken-Up Versions with caution, even though the blade has dulled this time around.
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